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MV "MISTRAL - 2017 Jul 25

On 20 July 2017, the general cargo vessel "MISTRAL" (GT 5,469 – DWT 7,321) was immobilised, due to main engine problem, while transiting the Dover Straits TSS and anchored 19 miles north east of Dover, English Channel. The vessel was en route from Constantza, Romania to Hamburg, Germany, laden with 5,000 tonnes of bulk corn.

On the same day, Tsavliris Salvage were contracted to provide assistance and established direct contact with the UK Coastguard (Counter Pollution and Response branch and Salvage Officer). On 21 July the T/B "LINGESTROOM" (BHP 4,000 – TBP 62) was dispatched from off Cherbourg, France to her assistance. The tug arrived on the same day at the casualty's location, established tow connection and commenced towage to Hamburg. In the evening, the convoy arrived safely at Elbe Pilot station, where a pilot boarded and a stern tug was connected. On 24 July, the vessel arrived at Hamburg and berthed alongside, with the assistance of port tugs. The operation was completed successfully on the same day.